Financial Services Disputes
We provide a full service offering to our financial services clients which includes leading specialists on financial services disputes and litigation. We have the legal expertise and experience to help our financial services clients manage all stages of potential risk around litigation, including engagement with the Central Bank of Ireland and the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO), appeals to any findings by a regulator, customer claims and disputes between stakeholders in the financial services network.
We advise domestic and international banks, financial institutions, eletronic payment processors, insurance corporations, investment firms, funds domiciled in Ireland, investment managers and service providers to such funds. Our work covers a significant international element, often involving cross-border disputes or jurisdictional, systemic issues. We also advise on all aspects of insurance policy coverage, interpretation and policy administration, as well as representing insurers in contentious insurance and reinsurance disputes in relation to both life and non-life claims.
With the increasing scrutiny of regulators, who are becoming more sophisticated and better resourced, it is essential that our financial services clients are carefully considering potential "downstream" risks in litigation when engaging with regulators. Our financial services litigation team sits within a broader Disputes and Investigation Group to ensure the best, considered advices for our clients.
Our lawyers also work very closely with our Finance Group, Insurance and Reinsurance Group, FinTech Group and Asset Management & Investment Funds Group to help our clients manage their risk issues.
Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.
on its worldwide co-ordinated responses to claims arising out of the LIBOR/EURIBOR scandal.
on a successful test case in the Court of Appeal on a systemic issue potentially impacting the enforceability of a multi-million euro loan book purchased from a leading Irish bank.
in dealing with cross border money laundering investigations involving the Central Bank, the Criminal Assets Bureau and law enforcement agencies in several other jurisdictions.
Irish Pillar Banks
in the defence of multiple civil claims in the Circuit Court and High Court, arising from the Central Bank's Tracker Mortgage Examination.
in the successful Supreme Court defence of claims alleging the misselling of an investment bond.
Permanent TSB Group Holdings plc
in relation to litigation brought by disgruntled shareholders in respect of the bank's €1.4bn capital reduction and €500m capital raising programme.